It officially became fall this week, and our classroom has definitely been a reflection of that. We have been learning about apples and their life cycles, and we have started discussing the changes we are seeing as the season is changing.
Take a look at some of the fall-inspired activities we did in our classroom:
This literacy center is great for reinforcing letter recognition and sounds. Students were able to place leaves on the trees, and we encouraged them to say the letters they placed, as well as their sounds.
This pack contains sight words as well, so you can build on whichever skill you are working on. These leaves are also great for sensory bins and also come with recording sheets if you need them.
Apple Tree Art
Our students loved creating their own unique apple trees with this process art. They started off by cutting out their tree trunk out of brown paper, then they used a bristle brush to stamp out their leaves. The next day, they added tissue paper apples to their trees.
They came out so nice, and our students really enjoyed using the different materials and techniques to create their art.
Apple Tree Fine Motor Station
This week’s fine motor table had students make their own apple trees using the tweezers and pompoms. I cut the tree tops out of green foam sheets, then hot glued them to toilet paper rolls. I added the prickly part of the velcro dots and the pompoms stick to them!
They really liked the different materials in this bin, and it was great fine motor practice! Thank you to i Heart Crafty Things for this great idea.
Sight Word Apple Tree
This activity had our students work on the sight word ‘the’, but you could change it to any sight word you would like to work on. I cut out the trunk, tree tops, and apples so that students could glue them together to make their own trees. They used markers to write each letter of the sight word on the apples. They loved making these, and they turned out so cute!
What fall activities are you doing in your classroom? Let me know in the comments!